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By Patrick Van Roy On September 20th, 2011 at 1:03 am

Cleaver: If Obama wasn’t president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

By Alicia M. Cohn – 09/18/11 03:48 PM ET

Unhappy members of the Congressional Black Caucus “probably would be marching on the White House” if Obama were not president, according to CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).

“If [former President] Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House,” Cleaver told “The Miami Herald” in comments published Sunday. “There is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”

CBC members have expressed concern in recent months as the unemployment rate has continued to rise amongst African-Americans, pushing for Obama to do more to address the needs of vulnerable communities.

“We’re supportive of the president, but we getting tired, y’all,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said in August. “We want to give [Obama] every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is.”

Rather than targeting Obama’s leadership, many CBC members aimed their fire at the Tea Party movement over the summer’s congressional recess. Waters said in a public meeting in her district that the Tea Party “can go straight to hell.” Another member, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), called the Tea Party “the real enemy” seeking to hold Congress “hostage.”

So if the President wasn’t black they would be attacking him, but the rest of the country are racists, and even though the Tea Party has nothing to do with it, they’re mostly white, so lets blame them.

Who Wants to Tax A Millionaire?

By Mahons On September 19th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I have to admit I am on the fence a bit over the President’s proposal to increase taxes on the rich.  For starters, it is a political ploy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is a bad ploy.  It is funny watching Republicans have to admittedly come clean in their defense of the wealthy.  It won’t make it throught the Republican controlled house, and maybe that is intended (cue campaign images of Republicans defending Thurston Howell  III).  I suppose the Republican leadership won’t lose the anti-tax yahoos who flock to their banner like peasants supporting the King’s right to live in his castle.    Maybe it gives candidate Obama a olive branch to offer his base, who have no where else to go, but he needs them full of energy. 

But it doesn’t seek common cause in solving the grave economic crisis.  Never mind that Republicans have had one agenda (remove him from office) and haven’t offered anything resembling  a workable solution.  As President, I think he needs to lead, and in a way that convinces and persuades, not just in a way to get more votes.  It ain’t any easy task, but it is a necessary one. 

Anyway, I have no worries myself, I am in no danger of becoming a millionaire any time soon (barring divine lottery intervention).  But I would like both parties to focus on shared sacrifice towards a recovery – but I suppose I have more chance of winning the lottery than that happening.

THE EURO-IMPLOSION CONTINUES.

By David Vance On September 19th, 2011 at 9:33 am

Monday morning. Stock markets crash. It’s becoming a regular story, isn’t it?

STOCKS have taken a hammering as Greece struggles to convince international creditors that it can meet its obligations in return for more bailout cash that it needs to avoid running out of cash as soon as next month.

With the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou canceling a trip to the United States and the Greek cabinet meeting to come with fresh austerity measures, investors remain concerned that the country will not get its hands on the €8 billion due from last year’s €110 billion bailout. Last Friday, eurozone finance ministers in Poland decided to delay authorizing the payout until early October. At risk are not only the installment from the 2010 rescue package but also a second bailout worth €109 billion.

“The news from the weekend meeting in Poland, with the attendance of U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner, did not help market sentiment and only underscored the great divide amid the powers that be,” said Sue Trinh, a senior analyst at RBC Capital Markets. (Did ANYONE think it would help? Seriously? DV)

The looming demise of the Eurozone will have historical consequences and yet I sense the media, like the politicians, think it will all somehow work for the best. But they are so badly wrong that I think we need to mark the moment and Janet Daly does so superbly in this article.

“This is going to be huge: so cataclysmic that it may summon up forms of ugliness that we have not seen walking abroad in Western Europe for half a century. This is where the story goes beyond irony. The European federal dream was devised by its architects to be a definitive repudiation of the ideological conflicts of the 20th century. Pragmatism, consensus and regard for the greater supra-national good would reign where once wicked nationalism and zealotry had prevailed. But what strikes me when I hear the surreal statements emanating from those emergency summits and absurd Franco-German-Greek conference calls is that this is precisely a continuation of the old ideological delusions of the European past. The EU leadership and the Greek prime minister announce implacably that Greece will not leave the euro (ever), as if their uttering of the words made them indisputable. In fact, this is simply a statement of political will that dares the world to defy it.

It seems that the European political class still thinks that an assertion of its mystical belief can alter reality: that what it insists is so, will be so. If its idea of itself and its design for the future are in conflict with the facts of economics or life as it is actually lived, then it is those facts that will give way. (A German Christian Democrat politician once said to me, “The single currency will work because we will make it work.”) Those facts now include not only Greek debt but the democratic wishes of electorates who have a sentimental belief in their right to hold their own governments to account. This is where we are: up against the unavoidable contradiction of the European federal project. The complaint that the EU is lacking in strong political leadership is misconceived: it has had altogether too much “leadership” – which is to say, domination from political and bureaucratic authorities determined to lead with as little interference from real people as possible.

The neo-Bourbons think they rule us but they are wrong and time will prove this with what I forecast to be devastating financial and societal consequences.

 

MORE RUBBISH FROM BRUSSELS!

By David Vance On September 19th, 2011 at 9:17 am

Even as the Eurozone faces financial  meltdown, the EU busies itself with the real priorities. Consider this madness from Brussels;

MILLIONS of Britons face bin chaos and higher taxes after a High Court ruling on a controversial EU directive, experts warned yesterday. Householders could be forced to separate all their rubbish for recycling, meaning up to nine bins outside people’s homes. And this could lead to costlier collections, which would force up counciltax or even lead to services being culled. The news comes on top of the doubling of council taxes under Labour – a period when half of all councils axed weekly waste collections.

Nine bins outside your house? Collected every two weeks? Forced multiple recycling? This is another example of how what seems a good idea – let’s recycle as best we can -is taken and turned into a diktat by the EU bureaucracy, into a weapon aimed at controlling us.

GENDER FREE BRITAIN

By David Vance On September 19th, 2011 at 9:06 am

Once again the malignant influence of the Liberal-Democrats manifests itself.

“Britain is preparing to rip up centuries-old rules by introducing passports which do not contain details of the holder’s sex. 

The move, following pressure from the Lib Dems, is designed to spare transgender people and those who have both male and female sexual organs from having to tick ‘male’ or ‘female’ on their travel papers. Currently, everybody must identify themselves as a man or woman, even when they are undergoing a sex-change operation or if they are considered ‘intersex’.

But with the Lib Dems promising to be ‘fierce champions of equality’, the Home Office has begun a consultation on changing the rules.

Slouching towards Gomorrah, my friends, day by day. This is the tyranny of the liberal minority imposed on the majority.

Up The Kingdom

By Mahons On September 18th, 2011 at 1:30 pm

The All Ireland Senior Fooball Match is here again and like the sun rising in the East so is Kerry.   I’m an Ocean away from Croke Park, but I’ll be rooting for the Kerrymen against Dublin.   I was going to go to one of the local Pubs this morning and mingle with the Ex-Pats (a lot of whom are named Pat) who will breakfast and beerfest while watching the match. However, my offspring arose too early this morning, the two year old jumping into my bed and landing feet first upon an certain area of your author’s  anatomy- insuring that I will sire no further issue.  It is all I can do to stumble tearfully around the house in search of an ice pack and mumble painfully in a falsetto that would justify a solo performance with the Vienna Boy’s Choir.  

If I can avoid my wife’s suggestions of home improvement and self improvement tasks ( I must build myself a panic room to hide in on these occassions) I may still listen the match on the radio.   God save Ireland and my Sunday. Come on Kerry beat the Dubs!

Oldie, but a Goodie

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2011 at 4:13 am

And it fits the Politics of Today

This Week in the U.S. Was Constitution Week

By Patrick Van Roy On September 17th, 2011 at 3:53 am

The founding Document of my country is the best designed plan for a country. It has been under attack since before it was signed. It is a simple Document that spells out exactly what the Government can do, anything that is not specified in the Document they can not do. That is how it is supposed to work.

Through activist Judges, Corrupt Politicians, and a vastly ignorant Public, that simple concept has been forgotten, twisted and corrupted into a vast twisted array of bullshit that our Founders never meant, nor would recognize. Some might even claim that it is time once again to water the Tree of Liberty.

Myself and like minded Constitutionalists as tempting as that thought might be, will not result to violence to redirect our nation back to the path that made it the most prosperous nation in the world. We believe through the power of speech and the vote, that it can be steered back onto the right path. This informal alliance in the past 3 years has taken on a name and is an active movement. You may have heard of it, It’s called the TEA Party.

Yes that Evil movement  that wants that silly Old Document actually followed. Someone here on this site the other day said it will never happen. I believe them to be wrong in that statement. I have faith in the American Public, I have Faith in the Simple Genius of that Original Set of Laws that was fought for through a bloody revolution and reaffirmed in a massive Civil War. As Abe Lincoln said “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

That belief is alive and well all throughout the United States. We are a nation of man whose rights flow to us from God, not from Government, therefore no government of man can take those rights from us. They have been Endowed to us by our Creator. That just Gauls the Shit out of a lot of people, and I pity them for their ignorance.

Do yourself a favor read the Constitution, and read the Constitutional reference and study guide the Federalist Papers. We walk in the shadow of giants, they left us the instruction manual and no matter how far we have strayed, we are not only able to, but are in the process of self correcting the corruptions of our system. This is happening because the strength of the Constitution is the REAL power is placed in the hands of the average citizen.

God has Blessed America, and this week we celebrate the document his hand guided in it’s inception.

THE ETHICS OF STATE STRIKES

By David Vance On September 16th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I’ve been invited onto the BBC “Sunday Sequence” programme to discuss the ethics of public sector strikes.

My views are pretty clear on this: The private sector funds the State and whether we like that or not (I don’t, particularly) there is a moral imperative for State Workers to fulfil their part if the contract. If they strike they deny us that which we pay for and that is plainly wrong.

But it is much worse than that. As you know the Public sector exists solely by virtue of the wealth creating sector. There has been a post WW2 “understanding” that the private sector workers would accept their taxes going to their colleagues in the Public sector but they would earn a bit less whilst enjoying greater tenure. But somewhere along the line (Labour 1997-2010) state salaries have grown to the point that they average significantly MORE than the private sector that funds them! In this way, the economic pyramid is inverted. Add on the gilded pensions, early retirement, more generous holidays and you glimpse the real issue.

To add salt into the wound, the public sector has no moral or economic reason to go on strike and deny us the very services we fund.

Patricia McKeown from UNISON will be in the studio to debate with me. UNISON are the Unions that seek confrontation with Government over Pensions.

Here’s what the Government would like to see; 1. Under the reforms, the general retirement age in the public sector will rise from 60 to 66, in line with the state pension. So, a little bit of equality. 2. The changes will also see public sector pensions based on career-average earnings rather than final salaries. Again, virtually EVERY private pension is unable to fund final salary pensions. 3. In order to fund the generous State pensions provision the plan is to increase contributions by an average 3.2%. The Government says those on the lowest incomes will not have to pay any more and that benefits for low and middle earners would remain roughly the same.

It’s a stunningly good deal from a weak Government that knows the Ponzi scheme is about bust. But the Unions will have none of it. They seek to protect their own interests; they have no problems in sustaining inequality between State and Private and in the final analysis they are ensuring that the contract between State worker and Private worker is broken.

Should prove an interesting debate.

Another Ally Sold Out

By Patrick Van Roy On September 15th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Obama rules out new F-16s for Taiwan

The president decided against selling Taiwan 66 new advanced F-16 C/D model aircraft, despite several requests from Taipei and Congress, the officials said.

The Obama administration has made its policy of seeking closer military ties with China a high priority, one reason that the president rejected new F-16s in the latest arms sales package, the officials said.

China’s U.S. debt holdings also likely influenced the decision. In February 2010, Chinese military leaders called for punishing the United States for arms sales to Taiwan by calling in some of the $1.1 trillion in China’s Treasury debt holdings.

So lets spend more money we don’t have and borrow from the Chicoms. Hurrah’s For King Barry the Betrayer.